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We have Server1 with Online Backup1, Archive Logs 1,2,3 for example and Transaction Logs from 1 to 10. We are interested in next scenario: If Server1 fails completely and we want to move everything on second server I suppose it is not the problem to move and restore Backup1 and Archive logs 1,2,3 on Server2. But can Transaction Logs (their snapshot in some specific time) be also copied to the Server2? Because Transaction Logs are probably the most problematic part for this Disaster Recovery Scenario. Can there be some problem with the fact that transaction logs are written and populated all the time?

ADDITION: DISK option is used when configuring Archive Mode

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Perhaps you wish to look into HADR on DB2. It actually does log shipping to the standby, so if there is a fail over you can either manually take over on the standby, or if you install TSA (Tivoli Systems Automation), then you can have it detect a failure and automatically fail over to the standby.

If you don't want HADR, then yes, you could copy logs. Or even use the alternate/mirror log/archive parameters to get DB2 to copy the logs (possibly to a shared mount).

  • Hi Chris, no we are interested when Archive Mode is set with DISK option (unfortunately must be DISK because that is the requirement from the Customer). Please tell me if this is something which is possible or not? I am also confused little with the question from the customer but that is what they are asking us (I am aware that transaction logs are "active", database is populating them actively ) but please tell me if this is feasible or not? So we would copy ALL (online backup+archive logs+transaction logs) on another Disaster Recovery Server – Dejan Feb 23 '15 at 14:52
  • Chris please tell us if this is feasible without HADR feature and TSA (I am familiar with that we implemented it for other customer but this customer does not want this option) – Dejan Feb 23 '15 at 14:59
  • I know of TSA, but have not implemented HADR with it. Read up on Ember Crooks blog (db2commerce.com) for information on that. – Chris Aldrich Feb 23 '15 at 16:56
  • If you dont' want HADR, then yes, you could copy logs. Or even use the alternate/mirror log/archive parameters to get DB2 to copy the logs (possibly to a shared mount). – Chris Aldrich Feb 23 '15 at 16:57
  • Hi Chris, OK so you think this is OK. I am just concerned if database will know in which of those copied transaction logs it should write data into for the next transactions. – Dejan Feb 24 '15 at 7:21

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